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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Mendi in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.2308S, 142.966WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.966 East, latitude -6.2308 South, depth = 59.45 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:52:43 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.45 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 11:52:43 / March 23, 2018 @ 11:52 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000d7yv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d7yv. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 76 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.966° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2308° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-23 11:52:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-23 12:12:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 432 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.046 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000d7yv Id of event.
Event Code 1000d7yv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d7yv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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